"The book's innovative accordion design illustrated in the Bengal Patua style of scroll painting is just one of the sumptuous design elements that distinguish it as a remarkable offering. . . A gorgeous re-envisioning of an old, old story." -- Kirkus Reviews Starred Review "This striking version is illustrated by Joydeb Chitrakar in a Bengali style of scroll painting--with rich colors, strong black lines." -- The Wall Street Journal "The stunning illustrations--which really constitute one continual image--reflect an openhearted, instantly accessible folk art aesthetic . . . a glorious example of storytelling's universality."-- Publishers Weekly Starred Review "An arresting first image--God's huge, baleful eye--is the visual source of all that follows. . . provocative" -- The Horn Book Magazine "This beautifully designed and intelligently produced retelling of the flood expands the bounds of bookmaking." -- Shelf Awareness In this Indian version of the Biblical tale, talented Bengali Patua scroll painter Joydeb Chitrakar leads the reader from a deluge of water to a rainbow of hope.
A book that can be leafed through in the traditional way or unfolded out as an accordion, the vibrant illustrations and concise text provide a singular approach to an ancient, universal story.
Suitable for children ages 6+. US Grade Level Equivalent: 3, US Guided Reading Level: O
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: Illustrations
- Publisher: Tara Books
- Publication Date: 01/02/2013
- Category: Picture books
- ISBN: 9789380340180